the gauntlet was patty murray, leader of the democratic party, who said i would rather go over the cliff. that's what she said, she would rather go over the cliff in terms of what's happening with taxes. i think we should not raise taxes on anyone. the president agreed two years ago we shouldn't raise taxes on anyone in economic times like these, but the economy, luke, is worse now than it was two years ago. so, if it was a bad idea then, it is a worse idea now. i want to keep the tax rates as they are for at least a year, when we can do overall tax reform. during that time, you can find ways to help improve the economy, get more people back to work. if more people are working, then more tax revenue will come in. the president has to, you know, stop trying to confuse the issue by equating tax increases with spending cuts. our problem isn't that we're taxed too little. it's that we, as a nation, spend too much.